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pterygoid notch


Definition: the cleft between the medial and lateral plates of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid into which the pyramidal process of the palatine bone is fitted.

Synonym(s): fissura pterygoidea, incisura pterygoidea, pterygoid fissure

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